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Focus on the Field School: Balkan Heritage 2008

By October 11, 2007

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Balkan heritage (BH) field school by BYC Association-Bulgaria has operated since 2003 implementing projects in the areas of study, protection, restoration and promotion of sites, artifacts and practices presenting cultural heritage of Southeastern Europe. Our participants are students, scholars and volunteers from all over the World.

Avgusta Traiana-Beroe-Borui Rescue Excavations Project.
Avgusta Traiana-Beroe-Borui Rescue Excavations Project
Photo Credit: Balkan Heritage Fieldschools
BH field school admits participants in the following types of projects:
  • Field school sessions usually attached to an excavation, expedition or other kind of research project. Each includes 3 basic modules:
    • educational (lectures, trainings and workshops)
    • practical (excavations, lab work, fieldtrips, documentation, restoration and conservation etc.)
    • excursions to attractive archaeological and cultural sites around the project's location.
  • Volunteer workcamps supporting in various ways local heritage protection in Southeastern Europe.
Photo expedition to medieval churches of western Bulgaria
"Frescoes-Hunting" Photo expedition to medieval churches of western Bulgaria
Photo Credit: Balkan Heritage Fieldschools
Projects' duration 15 - 45 days
Projects' location: countries of Southeastern Europe
Projects' language: English

Projects 2008

Avgusta Traiana-Beroe-Borui rescue excavation (Bulgaria)

June 30 - August 16, 2008 (season dates). 3 field school sessions available. Rescue excavation at the Roman, Late Antique and Medieval period site beneath Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

"Frescoes-Hunting" Photo Expedition To Medieval Churches Of West Bulgaria

May 11-25, 2008. 1 field school session available. An expediition to some abandoned West Bulgarian medieval churches and chapels (in bed condition) to document frescoes preserved inside.

Late Neolithic Collection
Late Neolithic Collection "Kaloyanovets" Cataloging Project
Photo Credit: Balkan Heritage Fieldschools
Kaloyanovets Cataloging Project(Bulgaria)

June 15 - July 14, 2008 (season dates). 2 field school sessions available. Field surveys and cataloging an artifact collection from Late Neolithic site Kaloyanovets (6-th millenium B.C.) at the museum of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

Stara Zagora heritage workcamp (Bulgaria)

July 16-30, 2008. Balkan Heritage. Rescue excavations and maintenance of archaeological sites in the town of Stara Zagora.

Bitola heritage workcamp (Macedonia)

July-August, 2008. Balkan Heritage. Excavations and maintenance of archaeological sites in the ancient town of Heraclea Lyncestis near Bitola, Macedonia.

Stara Zagora, 2007.
Stara Zagora, 2007
Photo Credit: Balkan Heritage Fieldschools
Heraclea Lyncestis (Macedonia)

July - August, 2008 (season dates). 1 field school session available. Excavation at the Hellenistic, Roman, Late Antique town near Bitola, Macedonia.

Contact Information

Balkan heritage field school
204 Sveta Troica str.
BG-6004 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Phone/fax: +359 42 235 402
Phone: + 359 888 165 402
E-mail: balkanheritage@gmail.com
Icq: 475605931
Skype: bhfieldschool


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